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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. The institutional acceptance of the term "queer" dates to a 1990 conference on "queer theory" at what major university?
2. In the chapter titled "Stylistics," whom does Peter Barry credit with inventing the term "under-lexicalization"?
3. Dollimore and Sinfield defined the term "Political Shakespeare" as designating a critical method which has ________ characteristics.
4. According to Peter Barry, what is the subject of narratology common to all story-telling?
5. The ancestry of post-colonial criticism can be traced to Frantz Fanon's ________, published in French in 1961, and voicing what might be called "cultural resistance" to France's African empire.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is narratology?
2. What are the ambitions of stylistics as defined by Peter Barry?
3. Briefly explain new historicism as it is described by the author.
4. What is the purpose of lesbian/gay criticism according to the "Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader"?
5. How does Barry use the term "discourse" in relation to narratology? Who else used such term according to Barry?
6. Briefly explain what lesbian/gay critics do.
7. In what way does the narrator say queer theory differs from lesbian feminism?
8. According to the narrator, what is one significant effect of post-colonial criticism?
9. What do ecocritics do according to Peter Barry?
10. Briefly discuss the ancestry of post-colonial criticism.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In an argumentative essay, state whether you believe stylistics is a theory or a practice.
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss how and why Sigmund Freud is relevant to literary theory. Give at least five supporting examples that indicate that relevance.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how women are represented by both men and women in a piece of literature that you have read in the past. Explain how this representation of women would be viewed by feminist critics.
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